Synaptic Error further info

Florian Diesch diesch at
Sat Jan 6 02:21:16 UTC 2007

Dale Hamilton <dale at> wrote:

> I tried doing a force remove of this package but that also failed.
> Result as follows:
> root at desktop:/home/dale/Desktop# dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq
> dcp8020lpr
> dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
>  Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
>  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
> (Reading database ... 102311 files and directories currently installed.)
> Removing dcp8020lpr ...
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/dcp8020lpr.postrm: 3: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
> dpkg: error processing dcp8020lpr (--remove):
>  subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 127
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  dcp8020lpr

 sudo cp /bin/true /etc/init.d/lpd 
before removing. If you can read shell skripts have a look at 


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